[MPlayer-cvslog] CVS: main AUTHORS,1.176,1.177

Attila Kinali attila at kinali.ch
Mon Apr 10 10:04:50 CEST 2006

On Mon, 10 Apr 2006 00:10:36 -0400
Rich Felker <dalias at aerifal.cx> wrote:

> > As I understand matters, the primary rationale behind this 'rule' is
> > that it is far more likely that two people will have the same personal
> > name/first name than it is that they will have the same surname, and so
> This is nonsense. It's totally dependent on the particular language
> and the opposite is actually true in many cases.

Uhm, can you back that up? My experiance here in europe, as in
asia is that there are far more people with the same first name
than with the same family name.

> The primary reason behind the 'rule' you talk about is pure
> patriarchialism. Nothing more. And it's lame.

Ok, now you have to explain that. How come this is patriarchialism?

> Besides, do you know people by their first names or their family
> names? First names of course.

For me it's about half/half. Some people i know just by their
family name, even some close friends. I always get puzzled when
someone is refering to them by their first name.

> So that's what you expect to find them
> by when reading the file. BTW it used to be in the correct order until
> someone changed it around like this...

Nope it had no order until Diego sorted the whole file.
Some names were family name first, some first name first.
Some ordered by first name, some by family name.

If you are so much against this ordering, why didn't you
speak up then?

				Attila Kinali


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